The Irish Film Institute will be screening Eames: The Architect & The Painter, a documentary on the lives and works of Charles and Ray Eames, exclusively, from the 3rd – 9th August.
This forward-looking, diversely-talented couple created one of the most iconic pieces of furniture of the 20th century yet this is merely one among many achievements. While Charles the drop-out architect and his wife Ray the former painter made their name in the 1950s with stylish, relatively affordable furniture their boundless curiosity and enthusiasm saw them expanding their horizons into photography, corporate image consultancy and even multi-screen movies.
This documentary shows an array of fascinating archive clips, bolstered by interviews with former work colleagues, and particularly highlights Ray’s contribution to their success, something hitherto undervalued given her public deference to her husband, as per the social attitudes of the day.
To book tickets please visit the website.
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
(Tickets: IFI Box Office – 01 679 3477)